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What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?

Bryan Dugan

Using the bathroom has come a long way from when ancient Greeks used stones and pieces of clay for personal hygiene.

Classic Atari 2600 Video Games

Chris Higgins

The Most Unexpected Oscar Swag Ever

Stacy Conradt

Oscar swag bags have become a thing of legend over the past decade or so. Nominees and presenters get “bags” teeming with gifts worth tens of thousands of dollars.

7 Gross-Sounding Foods That Might Help You Live Longer

The Week

there are plenty of pungent, slimy foodstuffs from around the world that are comparatively jam-packed with life-extending nutrients and bacteria, even if they take the tastebuds a little more getting

7 Discontinued Oscar Categories

Roma Panganiban

The awards issued each year have reflected the ever-changing nature of the movie business—today’s Best Visual Effects may well give way to tomorrow’s Best Use of 3D Technology.

The Missing Links: Where Love Escapes Us

Colin Patrick

20 Delightfully Geeky Baby Toys

Jill Harness

So You Wanna Be the Pope

Chris Higgins

7 Words that Came About from People Getting Them Wrong

Arika Okrent

People didn't always say "pea" or "newt." These seven words initially started as other words entirely.

How Red Velvet Cake Got Its Name

Stacy Conradt

Red velvet cake did not get its name from the bottle of food coloring you dump into the batter. Here’s what really happened.

Retrobituaries: Chris Latta, voice of Starscream and Cobra Commander

David W Brown

Children of the 1980s know few voices better than that of Chris Latta, who played the roles of both Starscream and Cobra Commander.

How Was the Top-Secret Coke Formula Determined to Be Kosher?

Kevin Kampwirth

Few products in civilized history can match the mythology and ubiquity of Coca-Cola.

The Late Movies: 6 Political Figures That Appeared on Sesame Street

Erica Palan

It's T-Shirt Tuesday!

Erin McCarthy

3 Artists Who Were Really Bad at Their Art

the mag Clay Wirestone

Critics mocked. Audiences jeered. Yet these three artists still found fame.